Category: PDHPE

A Brief Guide to Boogers

By , Tuesday, 6th July, 2010


Via: OnlineSchools.orgĀ (infographic removed from OnlineSchools Feb 2013. Permission granted to host and post the image here).

Sex Education in the 60s

By , Wednesday, 7th April, 2010

This is an actual extract from a sex education school textbook for girls, printed in the early 60s in the UK (via Twitter):


Sports Day Chants

By , Friday, 25th July, 2008

Today we had a “House Sports” meeting to gather entries for the upcoming Athletics Carnival. At the end of the meeting, we gave the kids a chance to practise some of their chants.

Anyway, thought it would be good if I could start collecting some of these.

Here’s the first one:

Wherever we go, (Wherever we go),

People want to know, (People want to know),

Who we are, (Who we are),

So we tell them, (So we tell them),

We are house name, (We are house name),

Mighty, Might house name, (Mighty, mighty house name)

Repeat two more times, getting steadily louder.

Another one:

Two, four, six, eight

Who do we appreciate?

House Name!!!!!

Or a variant of that:

One, two, three, four,

Who do you think we’re barracking for?

Five, six, seven, eight,

Who do we appreciate?

(shout) House Name!!!!!

This one from Sydney Grammar might be able to be modified:

Alligator mince meat

Crocodile pie


Are we in it?

We say YES

We are the boys from S-G-S

G-R-A-M-M-A-R, Grammar!!!!!

You would need to change SGS and Grammar at the end, making sure the SGS syllables fit in.

Or you could be a little bit naughty:

Rah rah ree
Kick ’em in the knee
Rah Rah rass
Kick ’em in the other knee

Or this:

What do we eat?
What do we eat?
Wolf meat!
Wolf meat!
How do we like it?
How do we like it?

This one’s funny:

Gimme a B! (B!)
Gimme an L! (L!)
Gimme a B! (B!)
Gimme an L! (L!)
Gimme a B! (B!)
Gimme an L! (L!)
(repeat as desired)
What’s that spell? BLBLBLBLBLBL!!! (in which everyone does that thing where you wiggle your finger between your lips and make that underwater fishy sound)

Another silly one:

Peel! Bananas! Peel peel bananas! (Accompany with banana-peeling motions)
Throw! Bananas! Throw throw bananas! (Accompany with banana-throwing motions)
Stomp! Bananas! Stomp stomp bananas! (Stomp rhythmically on floor)
Go! Bananas! Go go bananas! (Wave hands up in air, do silly things, hop around in a circle, etc.)


[Team name] is what? Dynamite!
[Team name] is what? Dynamite!
[Team name] is tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-BOOM Dynamite!
(Accompany the tick-tick part with hands going from at sides to above head like the hands of a clock, meeting above head in a clap at Boom.)

This one could be good, and a little naughty if your team is called Cobras:

Cobras! Cobras!
Comin’ through the grass!
You better watch out
Or we’ll bite you in the knee!

Another little rhyme:

Pork chops, pork chops
Greasy, greasy
We can beat (other team)
Easy, easy!

I remember this one from my school days:

Roll out the carpets

Roll out the mats,

Come on (House Name),

Knock ’em flat!!

If you know of any others, especially ones that can easily be changed to suit, leave them in the comments.

Student Goals

By , Monday, 21st July, 2008

Mrs McNamara has come up with a good idea. She has used student photos to illustrate students’ goals for the rest of the year. These have been presented in the “motivational poster” style though, using FD’s Flickr Toys. One of the toys is a motivational poster creator – simply upload the photo, type in a few bits of text and it’s ready to download.

Mrs McNamara has published it on SlideShare – You can view it here or download from here.

This tool could also be used to illustrate classroom rules, for example.

I’ve contemplated using the Magazine Cover Creator as a simple but unique idea for a stall at a fete.

Any other ideas???? Leave them in the comments below…..

Learn to Juggle

By , Wednesday, 3rd October, 2007

Circus Arts has been a fairly major initiative within the Western NSW Region of the NSW DET, originally starting out at Dubbo West Public School as early as 1991. Since then it has grown with many other schools becoming involved. I just came across this video demonstrating how to juggle, over at Further information can also be found at

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